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Established in 1946, Binghamton University is a mid-sized public institution and one of four research university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. 

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Binghamton University is a mid-sized public research institution with approximately 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Location: 930 acres in Vestal, New York, on a hillside above the Susquehanna River
Faculty: 978 (full and part time); 93% hold the highest degree in their field.
Annual tuition (2016-2017): $10,870 New York resident/$22,210 non-
resident; rates differ for MBA, Nursing DNP, MSW, and Pharmacy PhD programs.
Scholarships/financial assistance: Hundreds of graduate students are supported by fellowships and teaching, graduate, and research project assistantships. Other assistance is available.


• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Anthropology, Biomedical
• Applied Statistics
• Art History
• Asian and Asian American Studies
• Biological Sciences
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Community and Public Affairs
• Comparative Literature
• Computer Science
• Economics
• Education
- Adolescence
- Childhood and Early
- Literacy
- Special
- Teaching English to
  Speakers of Other

• Educational Studies
• Educational Theory and Practice
• Engineering
- Biomedical
- Electrical and
- Industrial
- Mechanical
- Systems

• English
• French
• Geography
• Geological Sciences
• Health Systems
• History
• Italian
• Management
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mathematical Sciences
• Music
• Nursing
- Adult-
- Community Health
- Family Health
- Family Psychiatric
  Mental Health

• Philosophy—Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal
• Pharmacy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
• Psychology, Clinical Science
• Psychology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences
• Public Administration
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Student Affairs Administration
• Sustainable Communities
• Systems Science
• Theatre
• Translation Studies


• Asian and Asian American Studies
• Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in English as a Second Language
• Complex Systems Science and Engineering
• Disaster Management
• Educational Leadership
• Evolutionary Studies
• Forensic Health
• Geriatric and Gerontological Social Work
• German Cultural Studies
• Local Government Management
• Medieval and Renaissance Studies
• Nonprofit Administration
• Nursing Education
• Nurse Practitioner Post-master’s
• Professional Science Management
• Professional Science Master’s
- Biomedical
- Geography
- Materials Science
  and Engineering

• Social Work in Health Care
• Teaching, College/University
• Teaching, Community College
• Translation Studies
• Watershed Studies and Management

The University combines an interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. 

Each year Binghamton enrolls nearly 17,000 students—more than 3,400 are graduate students—in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The student population includes approximately 3,000 international students from 100+ countries.

The academic culture at Binghamton rivals a first-rate private university—rigorous, collaborative, and innovative—while the campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience, with richly diverse students, active social life, and deep engagement with the community.

Programs and schools
Binghamton offers more than 60 master’s, 30 doctoral, and 50 accelerated (combined bachelor’s/master’s) degrees, plus certificates and non-degree course work under six schools: College of Community and Public Affairs, Decker School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is expected to matriculate its first class in fall 2017 (pending pre-candidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and approval from the New York State Education Department).

Binghamton University faculty members are top scholars and groundbreaking researchers; most (93%) hold the highest degree offered in their field. Binghamton professors have received many honors, including the Fulbright, Ford, and Guggenheim fellowships; National Science Foundation and National Book awards; and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Departments of Energy, Defense, Commerce, and Education.

Advanced research conducted across every discipline and every school at Binghamton leads to new insights, new technologies, and new jobs. From developing biofilm technology and community schools to studying human trafficking and brain prints, Binghamton graduate students collaborate with faculty and thrive in a diverse community that promotes the exchange of innovative ideas.

The University’s Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) explore critical issues aimed at developing solutions to today’s complex and consequential problems. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty researchers in these TAEs, which focus inquiry and innovation in five distinct areas: citizenship, rights, and cultural belonging; health sciences; material and visual worlds; smart energy; and sustainable communities.

Accolades and recognition
• U.S. News & World Report recognized Binghamton as having 10+ programs ranked in the top 100 Best Grad Schools (2016).
• American City Business Journal ranked Binghamton #1 best public college in New York and #18 in the nation (2015).
• Fiske Guide to Colleges rated Binghamton a “best buy” and one of the premier public univer
sities in the Northeast (2014).

Campus setting and facilities
The University’s main campus is spread over 930 acres in the town of Vestal, New York, one mile west of the city of Binghamton. Greater Binghamton is a friendly, affordable, and safe community only hours from major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Resources available on the main campus include extensive libraries, a five-building science complex, a 190-acre forest and wetland area, a performing arts center and art museum, and extensive athletic facilities. The University’s Innovative Technologies Complex is home to the Bioengineering Building, the Engineering and Science Building, and the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, which has been designated as a SUNY Center of Excellence. The Smart Energy Research and Development Facility will open in 2017.

There are 124,000+ Binghamton alumni around the globe, and graduates have gone on to become technology innovators, best-selling authors, trailblazing researchers, business leaders, respected educators at Tier-One research universities, and more. Many alumni support current students by offering internships, serving as mentors, and participating in networking initiatives.



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116 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult & Geriatric Nursing              
Art History              
Asian Studies                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Biological and Physical Sciences              
Biomedical Engineering              
Business Doctorate & PhD                
Cell & Molecular Biology              
Clinical Care Nursing                
Clinical Psychology                
Cognitive Psychology                
Cognitive Science                
Comparative Literature              
Computer Science              
Conservation Biology              
Creative Writing              
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Leadership                
Electrical Engineering              
Elementary Education                
Evolutionary Biology            
Foreign Languages                
Forensic Nursing                
General MBA                
Higher Education                
Industrial Engineering              
Liberal Arts & Sciences                
Liberal Studies                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Information Systems                
MBA - Leadership                
MBA - Marketing                
Material Science              
Mechanical Engineering              
Molecular Biosciences              
Non-Profit Administration                
Nurse Administration                
Nurse Education                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
PharmD Programs                
Psychiatric Nursing                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Reading & Literacy                
Secondary Education                
Social Work - MSW              
Special Education                
Student Affairs/Development                
Supply Chain Management                
Systems Engineering                
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification                
Teaching English                
Teaching Foreign Language                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Science                
Theater and Drama                
Weekend MBA Programs                
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3,431 students

2,142 full-time

1,518 part-time




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